A Total Worker Health (TWH) approach is an organizational philosophy that focuses on the health and well-being of its workforce by reducing the risk of injury and illness. Often with implementation, companies reap the benefits of increased productivity and improved workplace morale. Through the help of ergonomic assessments, employers can catch and prevent occupational injuries which ultimately reduces costs spent on compensation, sick lead, and loss of work. Furthermore, companies can improve their TWH approach with the addition of Bioergonomics which improves the accuracy of biomechanical surveillance, establishes an organizational commitment to worker well-being, and empowers workers through participatory engagement.
Accuracy of Biomechanical Surveillance
Typical ergonomic assessments, although utilize calculations, are estimations based on photographed images. Bioergonomic assessments take real-time data over the course of an organized test to offer accurate information. In fact, the results offer deep insights into the health and well-being of the workforce. Therefore, organizational leadership is given the confidence to take steps of intervention in order to prevent workplace injuries.
Organizational Commitment to Worker Well-Being
The use of biotechnology in ergonomic assessments improves the accuracy of results allowing for more robust solutions and individual worker analysis. Overall, bioergonomics demonstrates an organizational commitment to worker well-being. By preventing workplace injuries and mitigating risk factors, employers actively create spaces where workers can develop and grow in a safe environment. As a result, employees feel more supported by the company administration, leading to improved workplace morale and productivity.
Workers Empowered Through Participatory Engagement
Beyond improved assessment results, bioergonomic surveillance offers specific data on individual workers. Employees are encouraged to participate in bettering their health and well-being both inside and outside the workplace. By placing workers in the center of the intervention design process, organizations can gain enhanced learning while workers earn a sense of ownership, self-efficacy, and empowerment. Bioergonomics can have a greater impact on worker health and well-being than top-down initiatives by including and empowering employees.
Bioergonomics strengthens a Total Worker Health approach by improving the accuracy of assessments, establishing an organization commitment to worker well-being, and empowering workers through inclusion in the intervention design process. Advance your TWH approach by investing in HFit’s BioErgo suit. Gain big data insights through muscle-based ergonomics. Join the BioErgo Revolution.